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Occupy Wall Street


Occupy Wall Street, the 2012 election and the problem of income inequality in America

Occupy Wall Street has big plans. But what should the protesters be talking about? Deciding who’s to blame for inequality might be a place to start.

Occupy Wall Street: Unemployment is not going away, and neither are we

Occupy Wall Street: Unemployment is not going away, and neither are we

It’s spring, and Occupy Wall Street is staging a comeback, with a potentially powerful new message: Even the recent economic recovery is leaving most Americans behind.


Are we becoming a police state? Five things that have civil liberties advocates nervous

A bill passed by the Senate last week would allow the military to detain American citizens indefinitely. The bill is just one of many that has civil liberties advocates worried.


Pepper spray

From Occupy to Black Friday, pepper spray has dominated national headlines in recent weeks. Here are five things to know about the controversial chemical agent.


UC Davis still reeling after police pepper spray students

Students and faculty members at UC Davis are calling for the resignation of Chancellor Linda Katehi after campus police pepper-sprayed students at close range Friday. Katehi stressed that the campus community must move forward.


In stand-off with police at Union Square, two sides of the Occupy Wall Street movement

In a city-wide “Day of Action” on Thursday, some protesters engaged in peaceful dialogue about issues, while others provoked confrontations with the police.


Occupy movement at a crossroads as evictions spread

As city governments’ patience wears thin with Occupy encampments, protesters look for ways to shift their tactics. One push has been to target home foreclosures.


The Penn State riots, the 99 percent and the powerful psychology of group identity

Why did Penn State students riot over Joe Paterno’s firing? And why has Occupy Wall Street been so effective? It has to do with the power of group-think and the nature of human identity.


Egyptians march in support of Occupy Wall Street. Are there parallels with the Arab Spring?

Protesters in Eqypt marched on the U.S. embassy Friday to show their solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement. Are there parallels between the protests in the U.S. and the Arab Spring?

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